This past Saturday and Sunday marked Denton County’s 167th birthday, and all the square was abuzz with celebratory deals. I got new shoes at Shoe Fly and a remarkable Chianti at Wine Squared. I also got to hang out with my sister and her husband, so bonus for me!
It was also the opening day of Denton Community Market’s 2013 season. This is my favorite thing that Denton does. Local farmers and artisans and food vendors set up every Saturday to sell their goods. I always leave with fresh veggies for the week (well, hello, glorious kale – how you doin’?) and at least one other item. The other item this week was a seedling of purple basil. It’s officially the founding member of my indoor herb garden. I’ve named it Cecil.
I’m weighing my options for CSA this summer. Quite a few of the folk who organize our local ones pop up at the market. I’ll need them when the season is over.
Happy birthday, Denton. I love you!